Delighted to welcome Winona Kent to the Bookshelf with her recently release crime mystery Ticket to Ride.
About the book
In Lost Time, professional musician / amateur sleuth Jason Davey was rehearsing for Figgis Green’s 50th Anniversary Tour of England. Now they’re on the road.
But when a fortune-teller in Sheffield warns them of impending danger, the band is suddenly plagued by a series of seemingly-unrelated mishaps.
After Jason is attacked and nearly killed in Cambridge, and a fire alarm results in a very personal theft from Mandy’s hotel room, it becomes clear they’re being targeted by someone with a serious grudge.
And when Figgis Green plays a gig at a private estate in Tunbridge Wells, that person finally makes their deadly intentions known.
Jason must rely on his instincts, his Instagram “guardian angel,” and a wartime ghost who might possibly share his DNA, in order to survive.
Ticket to Ride is the fourth book in Winona Kent’s mystery series featuring jazz musican-turned-amateur sleuth Jason Davey.
One of the recent reviews for the book
Musician Jason Davey is touring with his mother’s band, Figgis Green, when strange things start to happen. Threatening emails, a falling gargoyle, and a guardian angel named Jilly are just some of the events that slowly escalate into a potentially life-threatening situation for Jason and his mom, Mandy. The death of an ardent fan who might have been stalking Jason ramps up the trouble in this delightful mystery.
Ticket To Ride is an interesting blend of old and new. Set in England, the author’s beautifully detailed descriptions of historic hotels, villages, and venues contrast sharply with the technology Jason uses to investigate the threatening emails. The story evolves into an intricate web of deception and revenge that had me guessing to the end. This is the 4th installment in the Jason Davey mystery series. Fans of British whodunits and music will love this book. I certainly did.
A selection of other books by Winona Kent
About Winona Kent
Winona Kent is an award-winning author who was born in London, England and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she completed her BA in English at the University of Regina. After moving to Vancouver, she graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing. More recently, she received her diploma in Writing for Screen and TV from Vancouver Film School.
Winona’s writing breakthrough came many years ago when she won First Prize in the Flare Magazine Fiction Contest with her short story about an all-night radio newsman, Tower of Power.
Her short story Dietrich’s Ash was an Okanagan Short Fiction Award winner and was published in Canadian Author & Bookman, anthologized in Pure Fiction (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) and broadcast on the CBC Radio program Ambience.
Her short story Creatures from Greek Mythology was a Second Prize Winner and WQ Editors Prize and was published in Cross-Canada Writers Quarterly.
Her spy novel Skywatcher was a finalist in the Seal Books First Novel Competition and was published in 1989. This was followed by a sequel, The Cilla Rose Affair, and her first mystery, Cold Play, set aboard a cruise ship in Alaska.
After three time-travel romances (Persistence of Memory, In Loving Memory and Marianne’s Memory), Winona returned to mysteries with Disturbing the Peace, a novella, in 2017, the novel Notes on a Missing G-String in 2019 and the novel Lost Time in 2020, all featuring the character she first introduced in Cold Play, jazz musician / amateur sleuth Jason Davey.
Winona has been a temporary secretary, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine. She recently retired from her full-time job as a Program Assistant at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health. She’s currently the BC/YT/NWT rep for the Crime Writers of Canada and lives in N
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